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We can all aim for net zero in our homes
For most of us, living more sustainably begins at home.
It’s the place we spend most of our time. It’s where we cook our meals and heat water to keep warm, stay clean and wash clothes and dishes.
These activities use a lot of energy – usually either electricity or gas. In a typical household, over half of the fuel bills are spent on heating and hot water.
So, we can all make a difference by living more sustainably at home.
In fact, it would be great if we could make our homes net zero. That means the amount of energy your home uses balances out with the amount of renewable energy you can generate to meet the need, for example from solar panels. The net result is zero carbon emissions.
But don’t worry if you’re not sure how to make a start. There’s loads of support and advice out there to help you cut your emissions. Not to mention people in Hart already setting a good example.
This section suggests some simple ways of making your home more energy efficient. We also flag up ways of seeking financial help to make changes in your home.